To understand our human rights risks, we conducted 15 interviews with Ørsted employees who lead work that has a direct link to our rights holder groups – our employees, our customers, our communities, and our business partners. During the interviews, we assessed how our business activities could potentially have adverse impacts on the rights holders. The assessment also evaluated our capacity to identify potential risk areas and current mitigation strategies to address them.
The screening concluded that we manage our most significant human rights risks well, and that we mainly operate in low-risk environments. However, new markets represent new focus areas related to human rights. Suppliers continue to be a primary focus area for us. But we can improve our governance by increasing awareness in key business areas on human rights, especially in higher risk markets.
The screening results show where we have potential adverse impacts on human rights. See our sustainability report 2017
page 25 for an overview of the result